Looking For The Best City for Job Hunters in 2018

When choosing where to live, the availability of employment is a major contributing factor. Finding the best city for job hunters can have a large impact on where you want to live. So, where are those elusive cities? They may be closer than you think.

According to Monster.com’s annual mid-year jobs report, New York City is the top city for job seekers so far. Other cities on the list:

2. Los Angeles
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Dallas
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Philadelphia
8. Atlanta
9. San Francisco
10. Houston

Why These Areas?

Looking at the list, we see nearly every major city in America represented. It’s no surprise then that these cities are seeing large job growth in 2018. Many areas such as Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco are known as tech cities; a sector which is seeing massive growth recently.

However, tech and tech-related jobs aren’t the only industries growing. Also according to Monster, here were the top 10 jobs posted in these (and other) cities.

  1. Registered nurses
  2. Software developers
  3. Supervisors of retail sales workers
  4. Customer service representatives
  5. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  6. Computer user support specialists
  7. Sales representatives
  8. Maintenance and repair workers
  9. Retail salespersons
  10. Network and computer systems administrators

Cost of Living

Of course, it’s no surprise that New York City would be on top of this list. As the saying goes: if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Nowhere is this more true, perhaps, than when it comes to cost of living.

New York City is an expensive place to live, with a median home price of $850,000. Of course, many people choose to rent in NYC which isn’t much better. The median rent for a one bedroom apartment in NYC is $2,870 per month.

Yes, if you can make it there: you’re doing pretty well!

Cost of living varies from state to state and City to City. So before you head out to America’s best city for job hunters, consider the impact on your living expenses.

With City vs City, you can compare your city’s current costs against NYC or any other city of your choosing. The app calculates costs at the zip code level using real, local data to determine your expenses.

As a result, you’ll see a side by side comparison of costs between the two cities. This will show how your cost of living expenses will change if you were to move to that city.

If you’re thinking of moving, don’t make a move without downloading City vs City first.